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Summer 2019 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, JUNE 22
FIVE WILL GET YOU TENS

TEN-TWO-FOUR RANCH (1-8-43) A program of music starring Dick Foran, Martha Myers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Art Gilmore announces. Dick sings “Home on the Range.” Dr. Pepper, Syndicated. (14 min)
SUSPENSE (6-2-49) “The Ten Years” starring Joan Crawford with Lurene Tuttle in the story of two sisters who make a promise on the night of their mother’s death... and the tragedy that follows when that promise is broken. Auto-Lite, CBS. (29 min)
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (6-12-44) The president launches the Fifth War Loan Drive, just one week after the D-Day invasion. “Whatever else any of us may be doing, the purchase of War bonds and stamps is something all of us can and should do to help win the war.” ALL NETWORKS. (12 min)
JACK BENNY 10th ANNIVERSARY DINNER (5-9-41) Highlights from a testimonial dinner given by NBC at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, on the occasion of Jack Benny’s tenth anniversary in radio, with master of ceremonies Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Fibber McGee and Molly, General Foods president Chester Colby, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Y. Frank Freeman of Paramount Pictures, George Jessel, NBC president Niles Trammel and Jack himself. (18 min & 18 min & 21 min & 20 min)
ARCH OBOLER’S PLAYS (5-17-45) “Mr. Ten Percent” is the sixth show in the series, the story of a Hollywood agent looking to sign a deal with a beautiful young woman. With Bruce Elliott, Mary Jane Croft, Bob Bailey. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (6-20-44) Jim and Marian Jordan star, with Arthur Q. Bryan, Ransom Sherman, Marlin Hurt, the King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. The McGees are planning to spend their summer vacation on a ranch. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (29 min)
NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (5-28-46) “The Case of the Demented Daughter,” starring Lon Clark as Nick, Charlotte Manson as Patsy Bowen. Nick investigates when a young woman fears she is beginning to go mad. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)
GOLD COAST SHOW (1-11-61) “The Countess” is the lighthearted tale of a criminal gang and 7,600 stolen prison uniforms. The commercials are woven into the storyline! Participating sponsors, WBBM. (14 min)
WE WILL NEVER DIE (7-4-44) A special broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl, “the scene of one of the nation’s most spectacular pageants. This mammoth memorial is dedicated to the two million civilian Jewish dead of Europe.” Written by Ben Hecht with a special score by Kurt Weill, with the symphony orchestra conducted by Franz Waxman and a cast of one thousand volunteer actors and actresses, including Edward G. Robinson, Edward Arnold, John Garfield, Akim Tamiroff, Sam Levene and Paul Henreid. KFWB/Los Angeles. (30 min & 30 min & 21 min & 16 min) Read the article about John Garfield in the Spring 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, JULY 6
DANCE BANDS ON THE AIR

ALL-STAR PARADE OF BANDS (12-31-54) Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians are heard in this remote from the Grill Room of the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City. The Royal Canadians play some of the big hits of 1954 as the New Year approaches. Titles include “Hey There,” “Mister Sandman” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” Vocals by Kenny Gardner and the Lombardo Trio; Bill Hanrahan announces. Sustaining, NBC. (15 min)
COTY HOUR (6-26-35) “The Coty salute to youth” featuring Ray Noble and his Orchestra, along with vocalists Al Bowlly and the Freshmen Trio in a studio broadcast from New York City. Selections include “The Very Thought of You,” “East of the Sun,” “Lying In The Hay” and “St. Louis Blues.” Announcer is Nelson Case. Coty Cosmetics, NBC. (30 min)
GUS ARNHEIM AND HIS COCOANUT GROVE ORCHESTRA (1931) “The Star of entertainers and entertainer of stars” and his band are heard in a studio broadcast from Hollywood. Tunes played are “Sing A Little Jingle,” “Nevertheless” and “Little Girl.” Vocals by Donald Novis and Loyce Whiteman. Syndicated. (13 min)
ONE NIGHT STAND #471 (8-13-44) It’s “Music by Martin” as Freddy Martin and his Orchestra play for dancers at the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Selections include “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” “It Had To Be You” and “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t (Ma Baby)?” Vocals by Gene Conklin, Glenn Hughes and the Martin Men. Announcer is Coleman Wilson. AFRS Rebroadcast. (30 min)
ENO PENTHOUSE (5-29-35) Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, along with vocalists Maxine Gray, Skinnay Ennis, Bob Allen, and Babs and Her Brothers, are featured in this studio broadcast from New York City. The Kemp band plays “Got a Date With An Angel,” “About a Quarter To Nine” and “The Lady In Red,” along with other selections. Basil Ruysdael announces. Eno Effervescent Salts, NBC BLUE. (29 min)
YOUR SATURDAY DANCE DATE (7-2-49) Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra are heard in this remote from the Marine Ballroom of the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Tunes played include “Moonlight Bay,” “Robbin’s Nest,” “Adios” and “Moonlight and Roses.” Vocals are by Nancy Clayton, Russ McIntyre and the Snowflakes. Bill Griskey announces. Sustaining, NBC Audition. (29 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be big band historian KARL PEARSON, who will talk about the “sweet bands” that were heard during the Golden Age of radio.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

A DATE WITH JUDY (11-3-49) Louise Erickson stars as Judy Foster, with John Brown as Mr. Foster, Richard Crenna as Oogie Pringle, Myra Marsh as Mrs. Foster, Johnny McGovern as Randolph, Fred Howard as Mr. Pringle. When Mr. Foster suggests that Oogie’s band look for work, Judy decides to get them on the radio. Sustaining, ABC. (30 min)
SCREEN DIRECTORS' PLAYHOUSE (4-28-50) “Rope of Sand” starring Burt Lancaster and Corrine Calvet in a radio adaptation of their 1949 film, directed by William Dieterle. A thief tries to regain a treasure he hid away in the desert of South Africa. Jimmy Wallington announces. RCA Victor, NBC. (29 min) Read the article about Burt Lancaster in the Summer 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
YOUR ARMY SERVICE FORCES (7-17-44) Pfc. Carl Rukoff hosts a special program to demonstrate to listeners what the USO is doing for GI audiences. Guest Cliff Edwards sings “When You Wish Upon a Star.” MBS. (29 min)
WORDS AT WAR (7-18-44) “War Below Zero” stars Paul Mann in the story of Americans fighting a war against cold, loneliness and homesickness in Arctic Greenland, at a military base cut off from the outside world. Clifton Fadiman hosts. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (29 min)
FRED ALLEN SHOW (11-11-45) With Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelley, Minerva Pious, The DeMarco Sisters, Al Goodman and the Orchestra and guest Monte Woolley, who joins Fred for a parody of crime programs, “Mr. Mob Buster.” AFRS rebroadcast. (26 min)
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (7-20-44) An excerpt of the day’s events from the Chicago Stadium. International correspondent Quentin Reynolds speaks to the delegates. President Roosevelt, speaking from a secret undisclosed location, accepts the nomination for a fourth term. NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JULY 20
RADIO GOES TO THE MOON

DIMENSION X (6-24-50) “Destination: Moon” is a radio adaptation of the forthcoming movie, about the efforts behind the first expedition to the moon. Cast: Wendell Holmes, Ralph Bell, Santos Ortega, Roger De Koven. Sustaining, NBC. (28 min)
HOLLYWOOD STAR TIME (1-17-48) “June Moon” starring Mickey Rooney in a radio adaptation of the play by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner, about an aspiring lyricist who travels to New York City to seek his fortune. Herbert Marshall hosts. Frigidaire, NBC. (29 min)
RAILROAD HOUR (1-29-51) “The New Moon” starring Gordon MacRae and guest Dorothy Kirsten in a radio adaptation of the Sigmund Romberg operetta, about an 18th Century French aristocrat who flees his native land and becomes a bond-servant in New Orleans. Songs include “Stout-Hearted Men,” “Lover, Come Back to Me” and “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise.” Cast includes Gerald Mohr, Joe Vitale. Marvin Miller announces. Association of American Railroads, NBC. (29 min)
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (11-13-53) “A Trip to the Moon,” with Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Bill Thompson. Phil decides to become an explorer and go to the moon. Alice sings “From This Moment On.” RCA Victor, NBC. (32 min)
SPACE PATROL (2-21-53) “The Moon Beetles” starring Ed Kemmer as Cmdr. Buzz Corry and Lyn Osborn as Cadet Happy. Corry and Happy travel to one of Jupiter’s moons, where a strange new type of insect is eating through the atmosphere shells. Cast: Ken Mayer, Bela Kovacs. Dick Tufeld announces. Ralston, ABC. (29 min)
THE NORTHERNERS (4-19-54) A program of music and narrative, featuring the Northerners, announcer Jim Bannon and guest Burr Tillstrom, who reads James Thurber’s story, “Many Moons,” the tale of a magical kingdom and an ailing princess. Northern Trust, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, JULY 27

CURTAIN TIME (10-11-47) “Ticker Tape Romance” starring Harry Elders and Nannette Sargeant in a romantic comedy about a financial columnist and a young man who wants her to promote a mining stock in her column. Patrick Allen is host, announcer is John Weigel. Mars Candy, NBC. (30 min)
GANGBUSTERS (7-24-48) “The Mysterious Rooming House” is the story of a house “where robbery and death walked by night.” Cast includes Myron McCormack, Walter Vaughn. Don Gardner announces. Syndicated. (23 min)
WOODBURY PROGRAM (9-18-34) From Hollywood, the first show of the season starring Bing Crosby, with the Boswell Sisters, Georgie Stoll’s orchestra, announcer Ken Niles. Bing sings “I’m Humming, I’m Singing, I’m Whistling,” “Just a-Wearin’ for You” and others. Woodbury Soap, CBS. (30 min) Read the article about Bing Crosby and his fellow crooners in the Summer 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
SONGS BY SINATRA (9-18-46) With Axel Stordahl and the Orchestra, The Pied Pipers, announcer Art Gilmore and special guests Andre Previn and actress Frances Robinson. Frank sings “The Coffee Song” and “Somewhere in the Night”; Andre plays “Lover.” Old Gold Cigarettes, CBS. (27 min)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #122 (6-3-44) Master of ceremonies Bob Hope welcomes Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. Bing and Frank square off to see who will star with Judy in her next picture. Bing sings “I Love You”; Frank sings “All the Things You Are.” AFRS. (30 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be Those Were the Days founder and long-time host CHUCK SCHADEN, who will talk about his broadcasting career and discuss his new book, Chuck Schaden’s Radio Days.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
AGNES MOOREHEAD, FIRST LADY OF RADIO

SUSPENSE (4-27-43) “The Diary of Sophronia Winters” starring Agnes Moorehead and Ray Collins in the story of a newlywed bride who takes up residence with her new husband in an empty hotel. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min) Read the article about Agnes Moorehead in the Summer 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
THE SHADOW (9-25-38) “Traffic in Death” starring William Johnstone as Lamont Cranston and Agnes Moorehead as the lovely Margot Lane. Lamont learns about a sanitarium with an unusually high death rate. The Shadow investigates. With Alan Reed, Jeanette Nolan, Dwight Weist, Kenny Delmar. Goodrich Tires, MBS. (29 min)
MAYOR OF THE TOWN (4-28-43) Starring Lionel Barrymore as the Mayor, with Agnes Moorehead as Marilly, Conrad Binyon as Butch, Diana Lynn as Terry and guest Lionel Stander. It’s a Spring day and love is in the air. Later, in honor of Lionel Barrymore’s 65th birthday, Moorehead and James Cagney lead a birthday salute. Harlow Wilcox announces. Rinso, CBS. (30 min)
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (9-17-45) “Nellie Was a Lady” starring Agnes Moorehead as Nellie Bly, the pioneering newspaper reporter who made plans to travel around the world in less than eighty days. DuPont, NBC. (29 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (2-9-48) “Johnny Come Lately” starring James Cagney and Agnes Moorehead in a radio adaptation of the 1943 movie. Cagney re-creates his role as an itinerant reporter who comes to the aid of a small-town newspaper owner. Cast includes Earle Ross, Lou Merrill, Joseph Kearns. Michael Roy announces. Camel Cigarettes, CBS. (29 min)
SUSPENSE (1-4-59) “Don’t Call Me Mother” starring Agnes Moorehead, with Cathy Lewis, James McCallion, Barney Phillips, Norm Alden. A young man’s mother is not very pleased when he brings a young lady home for dinner. Participating sponsors, CBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

YOUR ALL-TIME HIT PARADE (7-23-44) With Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, vocalists Bob Allen, Bonnie Lou Williams and the Sentimentalists, announcer Harry Von Zell and guest Al Jolson, who remembers the first time he sang in public and sings “Ma Blushin’ Rosie” and “April Showers.” The Dorsey band plays “Little White Lies,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me” and others. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (7-31-18) Part one of Steve Darnall’s conversation with actor and broadcaster Paul Condylis, who talks about his work in radio, television, movies and nightclubs. Recorded at Mr. Condylis’ home in Chicago. (35 min)
HALL OF FANTASY (1-19-53) “The Cask of Amontillado” starring Richard Thorne, Carl Grayson, Janice Jeffreys and Paul Condylis in a radio adaptation of the famous story by Edgar Allan Poe, about a man who responds to an insult by planning a unique form of revenge. Sustaining, MBS. (25 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (7-31-18) Part two of Steve Darnall’s conversation with actor and broadcaster Paul Condylis. (27 min)
STAN FREBERG SHOW (9-8-57) With Daws Butler, June Foray, Peter Leeds, singer Peggy Taylor, Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Billy May and the Orchestra. Sketches include a visit with The Abominable Snowman and “The Honeyearthers.” Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)
TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS (11-12-50) “Blood Relative” starring Joel McCrea as Texas Ranger Jace Pearson. The Rangers investigate when the owner of a general store is murdered. Cast: Bill Johnstone, Virginia Gregg, Tony Barrett, Parley Baer, Joe Dubov, Byron Kane. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

BOSTON BLACKIE (11-5-46) Dick Kollmar stars as Blackie, with Lesley Woods as Mary Wesley and Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday. A hoodlum gets plastic surgery to disguise his features, but his plan to avoid capture backfires when he’s arrested for killing a policeman. Syndicated. (24 min)
KAY KYSER’S KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (8-16-44) Broadcast before an audience of servicemen in San Luis Obispo, California, with Phil Harris substituting for Kay, announcer Bill Forman and guests The King Sisters. The band plays “Together” and “Fellow on a Furlough.” AFRS rebroadcast. (29 min)
BETWEEN YOU AND JANE COWL (8-22-44) The stage actress with a quarter-hour of commentary and memories, recalling when she performed Camille in Cleveland and talking about War marriages. Sustaining, WOR/MBS. (14 min)
CHASE AND SANBORN PROGRAM (12-12-37) Master of ceremonies Don Ameche introduces Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Nelson Eddy, Dorothy Lamour, the Stroud Twins, Robert Armbruster and the Orchestra and guest Mae West, who banters with Charlie and joins Ameche for Arch Oboler’s “Adam and Eve” sketch. Chase and Sanborn Coffee, NBC. (31 min and 28 min) Mae West was born on August 17, 1893. Read the articles about Mae West in the Summer 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
BETWEEN YOU AND JANE COWL (8-23-44) Jane talks about the liberation of Paris and looks back at the history of the “City of Lights.” Sustaining, WOR/MBS. (14 min)
LIBERATION OF PARIS (8-23-44) A special broadcast observing the liberation of Paris, “The first capitol city among our allies to free herself from German domination.” A musical tribute featuring Lily Pons, Marshall Singer, Dr. Frank Black and the NBC Orchestra. NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
HUMOR BEGINS AT HOME

HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (1-5-50) “The Egg and I” starring Claudette Colbert in a radio adaptation of the novel by Betty McDonald, about a city couple who buy a chicken farm in the country. With Frank Nelson, Verna Felton. James Hilton hosts. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (5-7-51) “Cheaper By the Dozen” starring Clifton Webb, with Rhoda Williams and Betty Lou Gerson in a radio version of the 1948 movie, based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. An efficiency expert and his wife face the challenges of raising a dozen children. William Keighley hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (20 min & 18 min & 13 min)
FORD THEATRE (6-13-48) “My Sister Eileen” starring Shirley Booth and Virginia Gilmore in a radio version of the play, based on the story by Ruth McKenney. Two sisters from Ohio try to survive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Cast: Arthur Q. Bryan, Carl Eastman, Gary Merrill, Arnold Moss, Larry Haines. Eddie Dowling hosts. Ford Motors, NBC. (24 min & 16 min & 20 min)
MR. AND MRS. BLANDINGS (5-6-51) Cary Grant and Betsy Drake star as Jim and Muriel Blandings, in a radio series based on the novels by Eric Hodgins. Jim decides to repair the barn. Cast: Jim Backus, David Ross, Leo Cleary, Earle Ross, Ken Christy, Earl Lee. Don Stanley announces. Trans World Airlines, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
GLENN MILLER ON THE AIR

GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (5-17-39) Opening night broadcast from the Glen Island Casino, “Mecca of Music for Moderns, just off the Shore Road at New Rochelle New York.” The band plays “At Sundown,” “And The Angels Sing,” “Sunrise Serenade” and “Stairway To The Stars,” among other selections. Vocals by Marion Hutton and Ray Eberle. Announcer is Hugh James. Sustaining, NBC BLUE. (29 min)
CHESTERFIELD MOONLIGHT SERENADE (2-13-40) “The Cigarette That Satisfies presents America’s Number One Dance Band, with American’s Number One Swing Trio,” the Andrews Sisters. Tunes heard include “The Starlit Hour,” “I’ve Got No Strings” and “Tuxedo Junction.” Announcer is Ed Herlihy. Chesterfield Cigarettes, CBS. (14 min)
GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (11-23-40) A “Friday Moonlight Serenade” emanating from the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Selections include “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Along The Santa Fe Trail,” “Anvil Chorus” and “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.” Vocals by Marion Hutton and Ray Eberle. Alan Robinson announces. Sustaining, NBC. (27 min)
GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (11-3-41) The Miller Men are heard in a special salute to the men stationed at the U.S. Army Base in Trinidad, in this remote from the Café Rouge. Tunes played include “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Song of the Volga Boatmen,” “Till Reville” and “In The Mood.” Announcer is Allen Prescott, who speaks with Glenn about Miller’s “Sunset Serenade” program. Sustaining, NBC Shortwave/WRCA New York. (31 min)
CHESTERFIELD MOONLIGHT SERENADE (7-16-42) The Moonlight Serenaders, along with vocalists Skip Nelson, Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires are heard on this broadcast from the WBBM Wrigley Building studios in Chicago. Selections include “Sweet Eloise” and “(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo,” along with a salute to the men in the armed forces. Larry Bruff announces. Chesterfield Cigarettes, CBS. (14 min)
MUSIC FOR THE WEHRMACHT (Recorded 11-6-44; broadcast 11-15-44) Program #2 in the series featuring Major Glenn Miller and the American Band of the AEF in a German-language propaganda broadcast beamed to German troops, hosted by “Ilse.” Selections include “Summertime,” “American Patrol” and “Now I Know,” sung in German by Sgt. Johnny Desmond. Recorded at the EMI Abbey Road Studios in London. ABSIE (American Broadcasting Station in Europe) broadcast. (28 min)
AMERICAN BAND OF THE AEF (Recorded 11-25-44; broadcast 1-2-45) Excerpt. The original announcements recorded by Major Glenn Miller have been replaced by those of Sgt. Keith Jameson as the program was broadcast after the announcement of Major Miller’s disappearance. Selections played are “GI Jive,” “Jerry’s Aachen Back” and “Song of the Volga Boatmen.” Allied Expeditionary Forces Program of the BBC. (11 min)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

HENRY MORGAN SHOW (6-25-47) With Bernie Green and the Orchestra, Arnold Stang, The Harmonaires. Morgan talks about banks and presents a session with the Henry Morgan Trouble Clinic. Eversharp, ABC. (29 min)
WORDS AT WAR (9-5-44) “A Veteran Comes Back” is a dramatization of the book by Willard Waller about “a major social problem of the post-war world” and the need to help veterans return to civilian life. Clifton Fadiman hosts. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (28 min)
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (2-19-48) Al Jolson stars, with Oscar Levant, announcer Ken Carpenter, Lou Bring and the Orchestra and guest Charles Boyer, who suggests that Al should invest in an “outside” business. Al sings “Sittin’ on Top of the World” and “Remember.” Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY (3-9-49) “Murder a la Carte” starring Jay Jostyn, with Vicki Vola as Miss Miller and Len Doyle as Harrington. The D.A. investigates a lady robber who gets information from the headwaiter at a posh restaurant. Bristol Myers, NBC. (29 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (9-12-44) Broadcasting from Camp Borden, Canada, with Jerry Colonna, Frances Langford, Vera Vague, Skinnay Ennis and the Orchestra. Guest is world traveler and war correspondent Quentin Reynolds. Frances sings “It Could Happen to You”; Colonna plans to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. AFRS rebroadcast. (28 min)
INNER SANCTUM (4-9-46) “Lady With a Plan” starring Elspeth Eric, with Santos Ortega, Luis Van Rooten, Jackson Beck. The wife of a prison warden schemes to murder her husband with the help of a convict. Lipton Tea and Soup, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (3-26-56) “The Lamarr Matter” starring Bob Bailey as the man with the action-packed expense account. Johnny meets an attractive young woman during a California vacation and is asked to investigate her father’s death. Cast: Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Eric Snowden, Howard McNear, John Dehner, Jean Tatum, Joseph Kearns, Paul Richards, Jack Moyles. Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
HARDY FAMILY (1-31-50) Staring Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy, with Lewis Stone and Fay Holden as Mr. and Mrs. Hardy. Andy needs money to enter his car in the hot rod race. Cast includes Ken Christy, Herb Vigran. Syndicated. (26 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (3-27-56) Part two of “The Lamarr Matter.” Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT (9-18-48) Moderator Tom Howard hosts this parody of quiz shows, with panelists Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell, George Shelton, announcer Ken Roberts and Harry Salter and the Orchestra. Questions include “What do we eat with a salad fork?” Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (3-28-56) Part three of “The Lamarr Matter.” Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
VIC AND SADE (6-5-39) Art Van Harvey is Vic, with Bill Idelson as Rush. Vic learns that one of his Lodge brothers is in town, but finding him proves to be difficult. Ralph Edwards announces. Crisco, NBC. (14 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (3-29-56) Part four of “The Lamarr Matter.” Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
GENE AUTRY’S MELODY RANCH (9-30-50) Broadcast from New York, with Johnny Bond, the Pinafores, the Cass County Boys, Carl Cotner, Parker Fennelley, announcer Charles Stark. Gene sings “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” and tells the story of his friend Caleb Hooten. Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum, CBS. (29 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (3-30-56) Part five of “The Lamarr Matter.” Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (3-10-48) With Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, The Crew Chiefs, announcer Howard Petrie, Roy Bargy and the Orchestra, Alan Reed and guest Van Johnson. Jimmy talks about his presidential campaign and plans to rearrange the states. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
GI JIVE #878 (1940s) GI Jill (Martha Wilkerson) spins records and takes requests from servicemen around the world, with songs from Bob Crosby, The Phil Moore Four, Jo Stafford, and Harry James. AFRS. (15 min)
TRANSATLANTIC CALL (9-21-44) An international exchange program broadcast from Great Britain. The story of American GIs and their experience with Englishmen. CBS/BBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-19-18) Steve Darnall’s conversation with actress Gloria McMillan, speaking by telephone from her studio in San Bernadino, California, as she recalls her career in radio and television. (32 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Summer 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
OUR MISS BROOKS (5-1-49) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon as Principal Conklin, Gloria McMillan as Harriet Conklin, Richard Crenna as Walter Denton, Leonard Smith as Stretch Snodgrass, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton. Walter discovers that Harriet went to the movies with Stretch and challenges him to a grudge match. Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (9-23-44) From Washington DC, the president speaks to the Teamster’s Union during his campaign for a fourth term. This is the famous “Fala” speech. NBC. (13 min)
ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE (1-22-49) “The Orange Dog” starring Gerald Mohr as Marlowe, with Jeff Corey as Lt. Ibarra. A woman asks Marlowe to get her sister out of a nasty jam, which leads to a Chinese statuette... and murder. Cast: Frances Robinson, Edgar Barrier, Tony Barrett, Lou Krugman, Ed Begley. Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

SIX SHOOTER (12-27-53) James Stewart stars as Britt Ponset, who gets involved when a young man becomes convinced that his mother’s new husband is a fraud. Cast: Virginia Gregg, Jean Tatum, Robert Griffin, Parley Baer, Bert Holland. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
TRANSATLANTIC CALL (10-1-44) “British Humor” is the subject of this program, produced in Britain for English and American audiences. A look at how the British use humor in response to German bombing attacks. CBS/BBC. (29 min)
MY FAVORITE HUSBAND (12-9-49) Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Liz and George Cooper, “two people who live together and like it,” with Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as Rudolph and Iris Atterbury. When a new French restaurant opens in town, Liz and Iris decide to take French lessons. AFRS rebroadcast. (24 min)
WORLD NEWS TODAY (10-1-44) Douglas Edwards and correspondents report from the world’s political and battle fronts. “The Allies have turned back sharp German counterattacks along the Western line today. The British have captured the French port of Calais.” Admiral Radios, CBS. (25 min)
THE WHISTLER (6-17-46) “The Affair at Stoney Ridge” starring Peggy Webber and Edmond McDonald, with Bill Forman as The Whistler. A young country girl discovers the man she loves is out to steal her uncle’s money. Signal Oil, CBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (10-1-44) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Don Wilson, Joseph Kearns, Bea Benaderet and guest Fred Allen. Jack is home from an overseas tour and has a meeting with his new sponsor. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)

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